Inventory Management System (IMS™)

Module 1:  Inventory Management System (IMS™)

A key element of the PULSE.exe Warehouse Execution System (WES) is the Inventory Management System (IMS™).

The WES is the middleware between an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) or Warehouse Management System (WMS) and the resources necessary to perform various tasks. These resources include labor, as well as the Warehouse Control System (WCS), which controls the material-handling technologies. The WES communicates with the various resources to manage discrete inventory, collect information, and direct work efforts such as order fulfillment, replenishment, and shipping.

IMS™ is a state-of-the-art technology to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of warehouse operations and data integrity. IMS™ maintains optimum inventory levels, accurately managing and tracking inventory throughout the warehouse.

IMS™ provides the necessary tools to improve inventory forecasting, planning, and management. It enhances customer service and profitability by reducing back orders and improving on-time delivery. IMS™ also maintains optimum inventory levels and accurately tracks inventory throughout multiple warehouses. IMS™ provides real-time statistics and customized reports.

PULSE.exe Inventory Management System (IMS™)

Key Benefits

Eliminates excess inventory

Improves inventory accuracy

Optimizes space utilization

Reduces inventory loss and spoilage

Increases productivity

Key Features

Advance Ship Notice (ASN)

Designed to receive indication of detailed product shipment from vendors and manufacturers well in advance of delivery.

Receiving

Allows you to efficiently receive product into the warehouse and stage it for put-away utilizing RF and other devices. IMS™ is adaptable to handle both planned and blind receiving.

Slotting/Put-Away

Easily configurable to accommodate an organization’s unique business needs. One of the many configurations allows you to store inventory by product, type, class, or SKU.

Replenishment

Continuously monitors inventory levels of active pick locations and automatically generates replenishment tasks based on a minimum quantity for each item. Replenishment tasks may also be generated manually in anticipation of increased activity for an item.

Inventory Transfer

Provides an activity log of all inventory transfers in the warehouse. IMS™ tracks the movement of products in real-time, thereby providing an accurate account of inventory levels in all locations.

Cycle Counting

Designed to accommodate multiple methods of counting to ensure inventory accuracy. IMS™ provides full reconciliation and discrepancy reports, as well as the capability to track all cycle count history.

Physical Inventory

Designed to accommodate multiple methods of counting to ensure inventory accuracy. IMS™ provides full reconciliation and discrepancy reports, as well as the capability to track all cycle count history.

Inventory Maintenance

Designed to manage your warehouse according to your specific business rules. Hand-held data collection devices are utilized to control inventory activities. It also allows you to manually change the inventory count to reflect the actual SKU count.

Reporting

Provides powerful and dynamic reporting solutions that enable you to easily create customizable printed documents and reports. It reduces the time needed to develop professional-looking documents such as pack-out documents, production reports, inventory reports and shipping documents.

Warehouse Control System: